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  Tuesday, 4 June, 2002, 19:00 GMT 20:00 UK
Villeneuve eyes Ferrari drive
Michael Schumacher in the 2002 Ferrari
Schumacher's use of team orders offends Villeneuve
Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve has admitted that he would like to drive for Ferrari one day - but only if Michael Schumacher leaves.

The Canadian, who drives for the British American Racing team, is desperate to get back into a winning car.

But Villeneuve, who was champion in 1997, said he would never be a number two driver behind his old rival Schumacher.

Villeneuve, whose father Gilles drove for Ferrari until his death at the Belgium Grand Prix 20 years ago, has been linked with the Italian team several times in the past.

"Every driver wants to be in a winning team and Ferrari are the winning team at the moment," said Villeneuve.

Michael Schumacher
Schumacher is not out of contract until 2004
"If I had the chance to drive for Ferrari one day it would certainly be a very interesting offer.

"But it would depend if Michael was still there or not.

"I would not join a team if I was going to be told to make way for Michael at some stage.

"I could have had team orders imposed in my contract at BAR but I wouldn't do that. At BAR we race against each other."

Villeneuve, who is preparing for his home Grand Prix in Montreal, hit out at Schumacher after the German was gifted victory in Austria last month when Ferrari team-mate Rubens Barrichello was ordered to move over for him.

Villeneuve is contracted to BAR until the end of next season while Schumacher is contracted to Ferrari until the end of the 2004.

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